MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 111%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive112% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7A62
MotherboardMSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171117
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateMay 10 '18 at 11:18
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-7600K-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
111% Outstanding
SC Int 149
SC Float 157
SC Mixed 153
122% 153 Pts
QC Int 557
QC Float 592
QC Mixed 574
130% 574 Pts
MC Int 560
MC Float 593
MC Mixed 575
86% 576 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 111%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$295
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2252 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 397.31
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
71.2% Very good
Lighting 219
Reflection 199
Parallax 214
67% 211 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 201
Splatting 164
74% 174 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
107GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 402
Mixed 416
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 46.7
170% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 117
145% 259 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 112%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$55
623GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
88% Excellent
Read 154
Write 153
Mixed 149
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.23
82% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 88%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3100 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
MC Read 34.9
MC Write 39
MC Mixed 32.3
101% 35.4 GB/s
SC Read 21.4
SC Write 40.7
SC Mixed 29.7
87% 30.6 GB/s
Latency 57.8
69% 57.8 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 100%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) Builds (Compare 2,986 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62) - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,164
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